Penrose, Roger
Overview
Works:  287 works in 1,189 publications in 16 languages and 25,413 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Biography Fiction Art Science fiction Documentary films Popular works Essays 
Roles:  Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, zxx, wpr, Performer 
Classifications:  Q335, 006.3 
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Most widely held works about
Roger Penrose
 The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose by S. A Huggett( Book )
 Ideas Roadshow : The Cyclic Universe( Visual )
 Road to reality with Roger Penrose by Paolo Aniello( Book )
 De la física a la mente : el proyecto filosófico de Roger Penrose by Ruben Herce Fernández( Book )
 Oral history interview with Dennis William Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with Louis Witten by Louis Witten( )
 Oral history interview with Basil J. Hiley by B. J Hiley( )
 Oral history interview with Roger Penrose by Roger Penrose( )
 Oral history interview with Don Page by Don N Page( )
 Oral history interview with D. W. Sciama by D. W Sciama( )
 Oral history interview with Martin J. Rees by Martin J Rees( )
 by John Archibald Wheeler( )
 Oral history interview with David Finkelstein by David Ritz Finkelstein( )
 Complex geometry and mathematical physics : special volume on the occasion of the 60th birthday of R. Penrose( Book )
 Searle and Penrose on the mind by Tyler Carlson( )
 Catalogue of old English silver plate : the property of Mres. Penrose, Miss Ada Gawthrop ... and from various sources by Manson & Woods Christie( Book )
 Catalogue of the principal portion of the valuable library of the late Rev. Dr. Penrose ... : which will be sold by auction by Messrs. S. Leigh Sotheby and John Wilkinson ... on Wednesday, July 2d, 1851 by S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm)( Book )
 Twistors :he of the rat gastndus : a new approach from Eddington to Penrose by G. C Holt( Book )
 Penrose on artificial intelligence by Yorick Wilks( Book )
 Roger Penrose( )
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Most widely held works by
Roger Penrose
The emperor's new mind : concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics by
Roger Penrose(
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150 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine
150 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances the theory that despite burgeoning computer technologies, there will remain facets of human thinking that cannot be emulated by a machine
The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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69 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understandinga feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cuttingedge science is fundamentally inaccessible
69 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This guide to the universe aims to provide a comprehensive account of our present understanding of the physical universe, and the essentials of its underlying mathematical theory. It attempts to convey an overall understandinga feeling for the deep beauty and philosophical connotations of the subject, as well as of its intricate logical interconnections. While a work of this nature is challenging, no particular mathematical knowledge is assumed, the early chapters providing the essential background for the physical theories described in the remainder of the book. There is also enough descriptive material to carry the less mathematically inclined reader through, as well as some 450500 figures. The book counters the common complaint that cuttingedge science is fundamentally inaccessible
The nature of space and time by
Stephen Hawking(
Book
)
82 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Two of the world's most famous physicistsStephen Hawking and Roger Penrosedisagree on this. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.From publisher description
82 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united in a single quantum theory of gravity? Two of the world's most famous physicistsStephen Hawking and Roger Penrosedisagree on this. Here they explain their positions in a work based on six lectures with a final debate, all originally presented at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.From publisher description
Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness by
Roger Penrose(
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58 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penrose contends that some aspects of the human mind lie beyond computation. This is not a religious argument (that the mind is something other than physical) nor is it based on the brain's vast complexity (the weather is immensely complex, says Penrose, but it is still a computable thing, at least in theory). Instead, he provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation  and will find no explanation in terms of presentday science. To illuminate what he believes this "something" might be, and to suggest where a new physics must proceed so that we may understand it, Penrose cuts a wide swathe through modern science, providing penetrating looks at everything from Turing computability and Godel's incompleteness, via Schrodinger's Cat and the ElitzurVaidman bombtesting problem, to detailed microbiology
58 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penrose contends that some aspects of the human mind lie beyond computation. This is not a religious argument (that the mind is something other than physical) nor is it based on the brain's vast complexity (the weather is immensely complex, says Penrose, but it is still a computable thing, at least in theory). Instead, he provides powerful arguments to support his conclusion that there is something in the conscious activity of the brain that transcends computation  and will find no explanation in terms of presentday science. To illuminate what he believes this "something" might be, and to suggest where a new physics must proceed so that we may understand it, Penrose cuts a wide swathe through modern science, providing penetrating looks at everything from Turing computability and Godel's incompleteness, via Schrodinger's Cat and the ElitzurVaidman bombtesting problem, to detailed microbiology
The large, the small, and the human mind by
Roger Penrose(
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71 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
71 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides an accessible, illuminating & stimulating introduction to Penrose's vision of theoretical physics for the 21st century. His enthusiasm & insight shine through this brilliant account of the problems of modern physics
Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is the universe's ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penroseone of the most innovative mathematicians of our timeturns around this predominant picture of the universe's "heat death," arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the "Big Bang" of a new one. Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Intellectually thrilling and accessible, Cycles of Time is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers"Provided by publisher
26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A groundbreaking book providing a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is the universe's ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that all matter will eventually thin out to zero density, with huge black holes finally evaporating away into massless energy. Roger Penroseone of the most innovative mathematicians of our timeturns around this predominant picture of the universe's "heat death," arguing how the expected ultimate fate of our accelerating, expanding universe can actually be reinterpreted as the "Big Bang" of a new one. Along the way to this remarkable cosmological picture, Penrose sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of our universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes. Intellectually thrilling and accessible, Cycles of Time is another essential guide to the universe from one of our preeminent thinkers"Provided by publisher
Spinors and spacetime by
Roger Penrose(
Book
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63 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2spinors
63 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume introduces and systematically develops the calculus of 2spinors
White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia by
Brian W Aldiss(
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12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Led by Tom Jefferies, the colonists on Mars struggle to survive and thrive when all contact is cut off with EUPACUS, as the industrialized nations of Earth are know
Quantum concepts in space and time(
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14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Techniques of differential topology in relativity by
Roger Penrose(
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29 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acquaints the specialist in relativity theory with some global techniques for the treatment of spacetimes and will provide the pure mathematician with a way into the subject of general relativity
29 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acquaints the specialist in relativity theory with some global techniques for the treatment of spacetimes and will provide the pure mathematician with a way into the subject of general relativity
Quantum gravity : an Oxford symposium by
Chris J Isham(
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16 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermann Weyl, 18851985 : centenary lectures by
Chen Ning Yang(
Book
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12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fantastic world of M.C. Escher(
Visual
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2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through colleagues' accounts and computer animated recreations of his work, this documentary explores the genius of the Dutch graphic artist. Learn about the man behind the intricate and mysterious designs and his sources of inspiration for them
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through colleagues' accounts and computer animated recreations of his work, this documentary explores the genius of the Dutch graphic artist. Learn about the man behind the intricate and mysterious designs and his sources of inspiration for them
Fashion, faith, and fantasy in the new physics of the universe by
Roger Penrose(
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)
10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areasstring theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to 'conformal cyclic cosmology,' an idea so fantastic that it could be called 'conformal crazy cosmology.' The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures"Provided by publisher
10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areasstring theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to 'conformal cyclic cosmology,' an idea so fantastic that it could be called 'conformal crazy cosmology.' The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures"Provided by publisher
Quantum gravity 2 : a second Oxford symposium(
Book
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8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cycles of time : [an extraordinary new view of the universe] by
Roger Penrose(
Recording
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4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking book provides a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions and sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking book provides a new take on three of cosmology's most profound questions and sheds new light on basic principles that underlie the behavior of the universe, describing various standard and nonstandard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, and the key status of black holes
Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity by
J Frauendiener(
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)
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a representative collection of surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the status of, and problems in, their fields. This book includes four contributions for each of the mathematical areas: differential geometry and differential topology, analytical methods and differential equations, and numerical methods
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a representative collection of surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the status of, and problems in, their fields. This book includes four contributions for each of the mathematical areas: differential geometry and differential topology, analytical methods and differential equations, and numerical methods
Spinors and spacetime by
Roger Penrose(
Book
)
35 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
35 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computable universe : understanding and exploring nature as computation by
Hector Zenil(
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7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature.It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? How does nature compute?The contributors are worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications.The volume provides a stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays, re
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume, with a foreword by Sir Roger Penrose, discusses the foundations of computation in relation to nature.It focuses on two main questions: What is computation? How does nature compute?The contributors are worldrenowned experts who have helped shape a cuttingedge computational understanding of the universe. They discuss computation in the world from a variety of perspectives, ranging from foundational concepts to pragmatic models to ontological conceptions and philosophical implications.The volume provides a stateoftheart collection of technical papers and nontechnical essays, re
The geometric universe : science, geometry, and the work of Roger Penrose by
S. A Huggett(
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)
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Symposium "Geometric Issues in the Foundations of Science" was held over 5 days in June 1996 in St John's College Osford in honour of Prefessor Sir Roger Penrose in his 65th year
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Symposium "Geometric Issues in the Foundations of Science" was held over 5 days in June 1996 in St John's College Osford in honour of Prefessor Sir Roger Penrose in his 65th year
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Penrose, Roger
Penrouz, R.
Penrouz, Rodžer 1931
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Roger Penrose English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher
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Пенроуз, Р
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Пенроуз, Роджер
Роджер Пенроуз английский учёный, активно работающий в различных областях математики, общей теории относительности и квантовой
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רוג'ר פנרוז סופר בריטי
راجر پنروز ریاضیدان و فیزیکدان بریتانیایی
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